In response to the bushfire crisis currently facing Australia, mental health nurses and The Amazing Race Australia‘s Nick and Femi gathered the cast of the show and teamed up with Handpicked Wines in Chippendale to host a fundraiser for the Australian Red Cross last night.
Krystie Steve, the director of Play Agency, and Sophie Muir, from Maven PR, put together this event to raise funds with a live auction offering money can’t buy experiences for an absolute steal. Aside from the auction, all ticket proceeds went to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund; and each ticket gave guests prosecco, cheese, charcuterie canapés, and the chance to mingle with the Amazing Race cast.
Handpicked Wines donated 10% of all bar proceeds for the entire night to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund, as well as providing a stunning venue for the fundraiser.
Over $25,000 worth of prizes were auctioned off; prizes including memorabilia from the show, hotel and restaurant vouchers and experiences such as a double dinner date with Nick and Femi. Collectively, the guests last night donated over $10,000.
Nick commented: “You can’t help but feel helpless watching the country burn for the last few months and seeing so many people lose their homes and businesses. Femi and I had to do something to contribute to the amazing efforts of the Australian Red Cross.”
Femi added: “When we put the call out to the crew from the show everyone was happy to get involved. One thing about Australians is we all stand together and help during times of crisis.”